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    18-Apr-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 692684

Active Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Have Muscle Complications: Study

McMaster University

The research team analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without Type 1 diabetes who exceed Diabetes Canada's recommended weekly levels for physical activity. The researchers found structural and functional changes in the power generation parts of the cell, or mitochondria, of those with diabetes. Not only were the mitochondria less capable of producing energy for the muscle, they were also releasing high amounts of toxic reactive oxygen species, related to cell damage.

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Article ID: 692938

Sweat So You Don’t Forget: New Research Suggests Exercise Breaks Improve Learning, Attention in University Students

McMaster University

New research from a team of scientists at McMaster University suggests that brief exercise breaks during lectures can help university students focus their attention, retain information and improve overall learning.

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17-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692826

Surviving Climate Change, Then and Now

Universite de Montreal

An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other – and that's a lesson for our future.

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16-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692821

Beer Making and Science Collide for a Stellar Anniversary Celebration

TRIUMF

TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, has joined forces with R&B Brewing, one of Vancouver’s original East Van breweries, to create an anniversary beer to celebrate the lab’s five-decade history of cutting-edge science and discovery.

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13-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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    12-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 692599

First Global Study to Examine Therapy for Patients with Single-Ventricle Cardiac Defect Begins

University Health Network (UHN)

Select adult patients born with a single functioning ventricle (pumping chamber of the heart), and who have undergone a surgical operation called the ‘Fontan procedure’ during childhood, are now being enrolled in a global first clinical trial, led by a multi-disciplinary team of heart and lung physicians, to examine the effects of a portable, non-invasive medical device never before tested on patients with this cardiac condition.

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11-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692522

Rare Brain Disease in Children: Major Breakthroughs in Rasmussen’s Encephalitis

Universite de Montreal

Researchers at Université de Montréal and the research centres of the CHUM and CHU Sainte-Justine are banding together to conquer this rare orphan pediatric disease. They have recently proven what scientists had already suspected: the disease is autoimmune, which means that it attacks patients using their own immune system.

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    6-Apr-2018 1:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 692260

Spoilage Alert: Researchers Develop Transparent Patch to Detect Dangerous Food Threats Before You Open the Package

McMaster University

McMaster researchers have developed a test to bring certainty to the delicate but critical question of whether meat and other foods are safe to eat or need to be thrown out.

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4-Apr-2018 3:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692339

Leading with a Love of Reading

University of Manitoba

You don’t have to spend much time with Rhonda Flett before you realize her guiding philosophy could be summed up in the words: Happiness is found in the pages of books.

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5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    4-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 692216

Get Your Colour On, Canada! The Princess Margaret Launches “Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer”

University Health Network (UHN)

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation announces the launch of Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer, a bold and engaging new fundraising initiative benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

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4-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692200

First Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering to Study Heart from Unique Angle

University Health Network (UHN)

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces that Dr. Slava Epelman has accepted the brand new role of Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering.

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